THE first ever Vodafone Nadogo Carnival in Macuata has been hailed a success with about 1000 people attending from as far as Cakaudrove and Udu Point.
The carnival, which opened on Thursday, is aimed at raising funds for the construction of two classrooms worth $40,000.
Apart from the fundraising drive, the three-day event is also a time of fun and excitement because it features live music entertainment, traditional dances and the sale of food items and handicraft.
For villagers of Vunivutu, Mouta, Taganikula, Kavewa, Ravita and Vunidrola, they aim to raise $5000 for the school.
Speaking on their behalf, Iliesa Seru said they decided to help the school because most of their children studied there.
"We want our children to study in a serene and composed environment and that's why we are helping the school with their fundraising drive in order to build to more classrooms," Mr Seru said.
"This is our responsibility as Nadogo Secondary School is the only high school in the area for our children.
"We are doing this because our children in the future will also learn in this school."
Carnival chairman Sanjay Prasad was thankful of the large turnout from the community.
"The support from the vanua and the neighbouring districts, islands and communities has been tremendous and we are really appreciative of it," he said.
"This really shows that people in this area care about their children's education.
"We are blessed to have a community and a school management that supports education dearly."
The carnival ends tonight.